Originally Posted by Vinny
The line played well against Jacksonville and to say otherwise is absurd. We dominated the clock with nearly 40 mins time of possession, and had 211 yards rushing. You don't do that with poor line play against Henderson and Stroud.
Absurd? What game were you watching? The reason the Texans won the time of possession was due to the Jags converting 1 of 10 3rd downs and picking up only 6 1st downs the entire game. At what point in the game did you say to yourself, "I'm glad the mighty Texan O-line is controlling the game and keeping those dangerous Jags off the field?". The Texans had 106 yards of total offense on 34 plays in the 2nd half. And still held a 2:1 time of possession advantage in the 2nd half. Henderson & Stroud played well enough to hold the Texans offense to 14 points. With 13 tackles and 2.5 sacks between them, they were hardly dominated.
As I've posted in a different thread, Carr threw 7 2nd half passes, was sacked 3 times, and was chased from the backfield on 4 occasions. So, for every pass Carr threw, he was either hit or ran for his life. Not a real good ratio. But hey, it must be Carr's fault, right? Nice work getting that in. BTW, the Texans were 2 for 3 (66%) in red zone TDs on Sunday. Carr was 2 for 2 with a TD pass. The problem right now isn't converting red zone opportunities, it's getting red zone opportunities in the first place. And the O-line's poor pass protection on 3rd downs, as well as penalties, are killing the Texans ability to make long drives. Look at their stats, look at their play. This is a poor O-line and they aren't getting any better.